Martial Arts Night Demonstration

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

Before the holiday rush, get in on the excitement as we celebrate Japanese martial arts all week. Catch the film, Shinobi, on Tuesday, then join us on Martial Arts Night to see the action live, up close and personal!

The JICC and area martial arts groups Aikido of Arlington, Capital Katori, AWCNF Uechi Ryu USA, and the Washington Judo Club are proud to present an evening of demonstrations highlighting four different traditional Japanese martial arts: Aikido, Shinto-style Katori, Uechi-style Karate and Judo.

Aikido is a young martial art and focuses on the harmonizing of energies between attacker and defender. Katori is an ancient and comprehensive battle art using a range of weapons, from the commonly-known sword and spear, to the more esoteric naginata.

The roots of karate stretch to Okinawa, where the art was first developed and where the original style is still practiced. In Judo, most of the action occurs on the ground, and not only is it a form of self defense, it is also an Olympic sport.

Don't miss the chance to experience in person what you may have only seen in the movies, martial artists revealing the secrets of traditional training and fighting techniques.

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